Feb 282012
 February 28, 2012  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S., Surveillance

TJ McIntyre writes:

A peculiar feature of Irish law for many outside observers is the fact that search warrants are treated as being an executive rather than judicial function (PDF, ch.4). As a result a number of statutes give police the power to themselves issue such warrants on a “self-service” basis. Yesterday’s Supreme Court decision in Damache v. DPP, however, cuts back the scope of these powers somewhat.

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